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CP signs MoU to provide meals, telecommunication technology at two para games

Aug 29. 2019
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By The Nation

The Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Paralympic Committee of Thailand (PCT) to provide meals and telecommunication facilities to Thai athletes participating in the Asean Para Games in the Philippines from January 18 to 25, 2020, as well as the Paralympic Games 2020 in Japan from August 25 to September 6, 2020.

Chutinant Bhirombhakdi, president of PCT, said at a press conference yesterday that apart from facilitating the athletes, the support will also boost morale. 

“In the upcoming Asean Para Games, Thai para-athletes will be participating in all 16 sports and the main goal of the athletes will be to improve their abilities and best their personal records,” he said. “More than 30 per cent of the athletes will be newcomers. This will be a valuable experience for them before entering the Paralympic Games in the future.” 

Rungfa Kiatipoj, head of Sustainability Development Special Project at CP Group, said the CP Group values para-athletes as much as other national athletes. 

“Every para-athlete has shown determination, dedication, patience and discipline by successfully overcoming their obstacles and are now representing their country. As a result, Thai para-athletes have shown great performance and are a source of pride for the country. The upcoming Asean Para Games and Paralympic Games will be important competitions for Thai para-athletes to perform their best. We are pleased to provide our expertise in nutrition and telecommunications to support Thai para-athletes, staff and members of the media at both tournaments,” she said.

Para-athletes from 11 nations will be participating at the 10th Asean Para Games 2020. The sports at the competition include athletics, swimming, archery, badminton, table tennis, wheelchair tennis, weightlifting, wheelchair volleyball, wheelchair basketball, goalball, boccia, 7-a-side football, bowling, chess and triathlon. Some 323 Thai para-athletes, 91 trainers and 53 assistants will be present at the Asean Para Games. The 16th Paralympic Games 2020 will be held in Tokyo with 22 sports.

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